Practicing Oil Analysis May 2001

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Changing maintenance from reactive to planned activities is the goal of most compa-nies depending on safe and reliable machinery operation. However, successful change management demands a workable...

A.E. Cattaert, Eskom - Tutuka Power Station

Tutuka Power Station was put into full commercial operation in June 1990. Tutuka - a Zulu word meaning progress - is a 3,600 MW thermal power station located in the Mpumalanga province of...

Frances E. Ward Drew Troyer

Have you ever pulled a sample from your machine and taken a step back because of the distinct, pungent road-kill smell permeating from the bottle? What did you do? Go about business as...

A.J. Gustavsen, Royal Purple

Elemental analysis is an important part of any used oil analysis program, providing concentrations of different wear metals, contaminants and additives. While most oil analysis users are...

Jim Fitch

When an oil’s viscosity makes a significant change it is meaningful. The majority of the characteristics associated with wrong, contaminated or degraded lubricants will cause a change in...

Kevan Slater, Schematic Approach

Many organizations throughout the world have implemented oil analysis programs to better manage their equipment and lubricant assets. While some have received only marginal benefits, a few have...

J. Mike Weiksner, Savannah River Site

Passion and value were key words recently used in the article published in the March – April issue of Practicing Oil Analysis magazine, “Is Onsite Oil Analysis Right for Your Organization,” by...

Chris Sledge, BETA Lab and Technical Services Steve Braunfield, BETA Lab and Technical Services

When 2.2 million customers depend on your product everyday, you need reliable oil analysis, high-tech predictive maintenance technologies, accurate calibrations and powerful laboratory...